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LaSalle Speedway Ceases Operations

LASALLE – The dirt track racing facility east of LaSalle will be closing.  LaSalle Speedway announced their decision Thursday on social media to cease operations.    The track was opened in 1992 and held many races,  including those with a number of notable NASCAR drivers like Kasey ...Read more

NO-WAKE ordinance re-instituted for Lee County

DIXON – Due to the unexpected amounts of rainfall, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton will be re-instituting the “NO WAKE” ordinance – effective this morning. Simonton apologizes for the short turnaround on this change, but the rainfall was much greater than expected, causing the river ...Read more

Lee County K9 Finds Drugs First Day on the Job

DIXON – The first day on the job for a Lee County Sheriff’s Department K9 was a productive one, with an arrest for alleged drug possession.  Nemo began his first shift on Wednesday and after a traffic stop around 11:30 AM, he detected the presence of alleged narcotics, leading to the ...Read more

Illinois House approves fingerprinting gun owners

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois gun owners will be fingerprinted and will pay more for firearm owner identification cards under legislation approved by the Illinois House. The bill passed Wednesday is designed to address what Democratic Rep. Kathleen Willis of Addison calls deficiencies in ...Read more